The Rise and Fall of a 10th-Grade Social Climber

Laura Moser (Author) Lauren Mechling (Author)

Product Details

Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
May 30, 2005
5.44 X 0.73 X 8.2 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

Laura Moser grew up in Houston, Texas. She is the author of a biography of Bette Davis and reviews books for various publications.

Lauren Mechling grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She writes a weekly column for the New York Sun and has written for several other publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Seventeen Magazine.


"The theme of finding acceptance and fitting in is catchy and contemporary." School Library Journal

"The authors present a no-holds-barred look at the realities of being an adolescent in today's society: parental breakups, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol and sex. And though not every teenager will be confronted with these issues, it is clear from this glimpse into the adolescent world that the challenges of being a teenager today are more complex than most of us realize." Bookpage

"It's the details, though, that make this an irresistible read: clothing, parties, music, trends are all captured to perfection, although these specifics will date quickly. Get this on your shelves now, while it's sure to please." Booklist, ALA

"Reads like a high school version of The Nanny Diaries. The authors seem to know this territory well . . . which should discomfit any parents who get their hands on it." --New York Post New York Post